Do I have to apply in order to receive financial aid?

Yes. The amount of funding for each student is determined at the time of admission. Therefore, it is critical that the financial aid application deadline of February 15 for incoming students is met.

What forms do I need to fill out to be eligible for financial aid?

Are there important financial aid deadlines that I need to be aware of?

Incoming students – February 15
Returning students – April 15

How is financial aid allocated?

Institutional scholarships are allocated based on demonstrated financial need, as determined by review of the financial aid application materials, and merit, as determined by the review of the admission application materials.

What percentage of F&ES students receive financial aid?

About three quarters of our students receive institutional scholarships in any given year.

How much aid is given annually to Yale students in the form of scholarships?

In academic year 2013-2014, F&ES awarded approximately $4 million in institutional scholarships to our Master's degree students.

Do I have to reapply for financial aid in my second year?

Yes, though the amount of institutional scholarship that you receive will most likely be the same as in your first year (even if that means no scholarship).

What financial aid is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents?

Institutional scholarships, Student Assistantships (work study), and Federal loans are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

What financial aid is available for international students?

Institutional scholarships, Student Assistantships (work study), and institutional loans are available to international students.

When should I apply for financial aid if I am applying as a joint degree student?

See Financial Aid Policies and Procedures – Joint Degree Students

How can I get a jump-start on applying for outside scholarships?

Are there any opportunities for administrative, research or teaching assistantships?

What is my cost of attendance budget?

How do I find information about student loans?

See Loans

What is my student account?

What happens if I don't pay my student account balance by the statement due date?

How do I request a refund of the credit balance on my student account (for living and other expenses)?

Where can doctoral students get financial aid information?

Who should I contact if I have remaining questions?

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